Nan Goldin - PHOTOGRAPHS New York Thursday, October 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    The DAAD, also known as the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst or the German Academic Exchange Service, is an Artists in Residence program that provided Nan Goldin with a grant to work in Berlin from 1991-1992. From the program came many of Goldin's most famous images of Berlin subculture in the 1990s.

  • Artist Biography

    Nan Goldin

    American • 1953

    American artist Nan Goldin uses photography to expose the intimate and vulnerable nature of her personal life. Her photographs are raw, authentic, sexual and, at times, highly violent. Her most famous series, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, chronicles Goldin's life during the late 1970s and '80s, following the artist through the gritty, abusive and often dangerous situations she put herself through.

    The material being half-autobiographical and half-universal, Goldin attempts to depict the complexities of city living by way of diaristic practices. Having shot New York during its golden years, she has created an expansive archive of the AIDS crisis, drug abuse in the 1980s, underground culture and urban development.

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Joey in my Mirror, Hornstr., Berlin

Dye destruction print.
19 7/8 x 27 5/8 in. (50.5 x 70.2 cm).
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 13/50 in ink and 'Special Edition printed for DAAD' stamp on the verso.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $3,750


16 Oct 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York